Willful waste makes woeful want.
A peculiar sight greeted the residents of SCMHRD on 16th of July. The normally overflowing mess bins had not a crumb of food clinging to their sides. The usually dour faces of the cleaning staff sported a huge smile today. The taps in every room squandered not a drop of water and somewhere in some famine and drought affected region, a delighted smile lit up the face of a little girl on getting a scrap of food and a cupful of water. SCMHRD, which usually takes a strict stance against wastage of any sort, went a step ahead today by observing “Zero Wastage Day”. S.H.A.P.A.T.H, the C.S.R initiative of SCMHRD led the drive and in the process brought a smile on many faces and spread joy in many hearts. Beaming faces posed with clean, shining plates and posted pictures on FB and Twitter, creating awareness about the propitious drive. Students, staff and faculty actively participated in making the event a huge success. Enthusiastic voices cried “ENCORE” after the massive success of the Zero Waste Day.
Food and water wastage is a dire problem that the entire human community faces. When food is thrown away, the resources that went into producing it are also lost. The world is teetering at the edge of a food and water crisis and small steps like these go a long way in alleviating the problem and spreading a valuable message among the society.
The event instilled a sense of responsibility in each and every individual and made them understand the value of how “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.